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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection

Search Donkey

Search Donkey is a browser add-on that is aimed at facilitating your browsing experience. Even though it is not a toolbar, it can help you access various search engines or websites with one click. When browsing Wikipedia, Urban dictionary or some other web page, highlight a preferred word and a Search Donkey icon will appear next to the word. On clicking the icon, a list containing links to Google, Images, Facebook, Wikipedia, Twitter and many more websites appear.

Search Donkey is the property of Western Web Applications, which also owns TV Genies, another free browser add-on. Search Donkey is available to everyone at, and it can also be bundled with freeware, so if you do not want to accidentally install this or some other browser plug-ins, you should always read the information you are provided with.

Search Donkey works in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. It is highly possible that while browsing the Internet, you will come across various advertisements. The application collects information about your browsing sessions and the specifications of your browsing tools and generates targeted advertisements. You may encounter different types of ads, including in-text and display ads. Once you find an advertisement, no matter what it promotes, it is advisable to ignore it as you may be directed to a malicious third-party website that may cause damage to the PC. Note that the information collected is likely to be shared with third-parties, so do not get surprised when you stumble across unknown products or websites.

In order to prevent advertisements, you should remove Search Donkey once you find that it is installed on your toolbars. Below you will find our step-by-step instructions which should help you uninstall the unwanted application, also referred to as adware. But do not think that no further actions should be made once you finish the manual removal. Scan the PC for malware if you want to make sure that the system is running properly. If you do not want to waste your time, install SpyHunter, which will remove Search Donkey and maintain the system of the PC. Do not wait until new computer threats attempt to corrupt the system and act right now.

Search Donkey removal

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Double-click Search Donkey.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the unwanted application and click the Remove button.

Windows 8

  1. Press the Windows key to access the Start screen.
  2. Type control panel.
  3. Click the Control Panel icon and select Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove Search Donkey.

Having completed the removal of the unwanted application, scan the PC for malware to make sure that the system is running properly. If there are any threats or unnecessary files that should be removed, our recommended scanner will immediately alert you.

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  1. Ida Tabamo Apr 27, 2015

    Solution did not help. Solution offered was very basic - that was any knowledgeable user would initially do. Search Donkey appears to be a tricky malware requiring advanced removal solution.

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